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. host: is a short amount of your district, the sixth district, talk about what the federal government is point to do and whether there will be enough funding for the damage out there in new jersey and up and down the east coast. guest: we have got to make sure there is enough funding. this is like to take emergency appropriations bill to pay for. there's not enough money for disaster relief. there's got to be an emergency appropriation. i think it has to be robust enough to cover all of this. it is going to be very costly. just looking at where i was yesterday, yesterday i went to bellmawr, new jersey to look at the damage. you have all of the sand that washed away from the beach. you are talking about beach replenishment. and all of the damage to homes. some people have insurance. but for those who do not, or if their insurance is not complete enough to provide insurance, the federal government has got to help out. and i am certain that we will pass an appropriations bill to cover this, but it will be in the billions of dollars. i hope our colleagues on both sides of the aisle unders
is to rediscover progressive values and put them forward. i'm arguing for not bigger government but i think different government. >> woodruff: and scott schaefer of public television's kqed profiles a photographer who uses google's street view images to create art. >> you have this distinct feeling of decay. the images almost challenge the viewer. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: hurricane sandy began battering its way ashore today, threatening days of destruction. the huge system had 50 million people in its sights and was already being called a superstorm. the w
without power. >> flights are canceled. subways are shut down. >> the federal government is closed. the new york stock exchange is closed. >> we're a week from election day. >> just seven days to go. >> i don't give a damn about election day. >> this storm is not yet over. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> the election will take care of itself. >> i will tell you, this administration could give a damn less about election day. >> they talked about people having a hard time. >> governor romney did attend an event in ohio. >> why ohio? why choose ohio? >> his campaign describes it as a storm relief event. >> if you have more canned goods, bring them along. >> you need fema and need support. >> fema is about to run out of money. how do you deal with something like that. >> take something from the federal government and send it back to the states. >> you need fema and you need support. >> and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> mitt romney can't show up on the east coast right now. he has to st
. >> the federal government is closed. the new york stock exchange is closed. >> we're a week from election day. >> just seven days to go. >> i don't give a damn about election day. >> this storm is not yet over. >> the president has been all over this. he deserves great credit. >> the election will take care of itself. >> i will tell you, this administration could give a damn less about election day. >> they talked about people having a hard time. >> governor romney did attend an even in ohio. >> why ohio? why kmuz hchoose ohio? >> a storm relief event. >> if you have canned goods, bring them along. >> you need fema and need support. >> fema is about to run out of money. how do you deal with something like that. >> take something from the federal government and send it back to the states. >> you need fema and need support. >> if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> mitt romney can't show up on the east coast right now. he has to stay away. >> the president has been all over this. >> listen to your state and local officials. >> he deserves great
of sandy. why government coming to the aid of those hit by the storm is now a rallying cry for bigger, more expensive government. that big debate and a lot more still ahead on "the closing bell." oh, just diagramming this accident with my state farm pocket agent app. you can also get a quote and pay your premium with this thing. i thought state farm didn't have all those apps? where did you hear that? the internet. and you believed it? yeah. they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true. where did you hear that? [ both ] the internet. oh look. here comes my date. i met him on the internet. he's a french model. uh, bonjour. [ male announcer ] state farm. more mobile than ever. get to a better state. >>> welcome back. we want to show you some shots of new jersey, one of the hardest hit states as a result of hurricane sandy. president obama in new jersey with governor chris christie touring some of the hardest hit areas of the state. is this brigantine, nng? this is certainly new jersey and we want to show you some of the other pictures if we can and take you back to the president an
need government to step in and solve these problems. most of the heroic things have been done by businesses, families and churches. president barack obama has dealt with this crisis. it did not hurt that the governor of new jersey, you know, had very complimentary things to say about him. we will see if this caused a bit of a stall in the bit from a momentum we have seen over the last few weeks. connell: we stopped to asking questions like that the past couple days, for obvious reasons. we try to look at these sites that aggregate the polls. on average now it is all tied up nationally. i am sure the national polls that it was as we get to the last few days. the president seems to have a lead in ohio. how would you handicap it, if you are looking at it back i have been looking at the polls all morning. they do show, basically, a dead heat right now. probably had a two or three-point lead a week or two ago. the storm, a lot of people -- connell: i have to interrupt you. we have breaking news now with a briefing of the mayor, michael bloomberg. >> let me caution everyone listenin
. that individuals create jobs not government that creates jobs. [applause] when mitt romney is president he is going to need another united states senator, republican senator from florida. [applause] how many here have already voted? [applause] and for those of you who wake up tomorrow morning and go vote. after you vote for mitt romney go down the ballot a little more and vote for connie mack. can you do that? there are dig differences between senator nelson and myself. he was the deciding vote for obamacare. i voted against obamacare. [applause] senator nelson has voted for higher taxes 272 times. i voted to cut taxes. [applause] senator nelson voted to gut our military. i voted to strengthen our 34il8 tear. military [applause] a couple of things happen when i beat senator nelson. the second thing that happens is harry reid will no longer control the agenda. [applause] so florida, we're counting on you, we're counting on you to get out there and vote for mitt romney. i'm counting on you to go out and vote for me. together we'll make sure that mitt romney is the next president, that i'm the next se
. it shows the president helping americans at a time in need. it shows the federal government doing something to help people. that's an argument that he's been trying to make with voters general low. and, you know, chris christie may well face a re-election fight next year for governor against newark mayor cory booker. it's probably helpful for governor christie as well. the only person it's not helpful for is maybe governor romney to have one of his chief surrogates out there touring today with the president. >> somebody we should remind people that this was the keynote speaker at the republican national convention who had some choice words for the president at that time. and reid, it's also getting a lot of attention and people are raising eyebrows because michael bloomberg essentially said to the president we're really busy here, new jersey can speak for the region and there's no need for you to come to new york city. what do you think that's about? >> well, i think that's about recovering from the storm. it is real difficult for any white house -- or any city that's been hit boy a storm t
and businesses. and governments will be spending huge amounts of money to repair subways, roads, and bridges so all of those efforts should help boost economic activity early next year. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now for a closer look at sandy's economic impact, mark zandi, chief economist at moody's analytics. you know, mark, people often hear that when there's a sdater like zandi, that it's actually a boost to the economy. is that going to be true in this case? >> well, no. this is a natural disaster. disasters are bad for the economy. obviously, the big hit to the economy initially, is what we're seing in new york. you do get rebuilding, and economy benefits from that, but net, net, the economy is in a worse place. natural disasters are bad for the economy, not good. >> susie: you heard in erica's remit some businesses are going to benefit, maybe hox*echl builders and cuk companies. if you look at the economy, who are the winners and losers in terms of various sectors? >> well, there's more losers than winners. the losers would be the restaurants, they're not goin
to our partners in the federal governme government. president obama has been on top of this situation and very informed. i've spoken to him several times myself. he wants to know what new york needs. he has been all over. fema has been fantastic. and responsive and working these types of situations. i have total respect for the job that fema is doing. i want to thank them very much as well as the army corps of engineers. as you all know, one of the major problems still is the water in the tunnels, the water has receded, so when you drive around, it looks like most of the water is gone, but the water filled the subway tunnels in many places, fill the brooklyn battery tunnel, and when the water fills the tunnels, that means con-edison has issues. much of con-ed's equipment was in the tunnels, so getting the water out of the tunnels probably the main -- one of the main orders of business right now. first a transportation update. as you know, the new york city buses are at full service today. thank you, mr. joe and your extraordinary team. there will be limited commuter rail service on me
is though the federal government had search and rescue crews on the ready in this part of new jersey before the storm even hit so they were able to get here relatively quick. the national guard was here. fema was here. they were all working with the local authorities and were able to do it pretty smoothly. they've stopped search and rescue efforts for tonight and say they've gotten all of the elderly and handicapped people out of the area. they will do it if there are emergency situations. they're not entirely sure how many are left in the houses. we did speak with some who said they were going to stay regardless, they didn't feel like it was much of a threat. the high tide, though comes in at midnight tonight and they are concerned about getting another four feet of water. right now it's receding a lot since we've been here for the past few hours the entire day mostly. we can show you what it looks like here and this is certainly what it looks like. you can hear the sounds of the activity here and the generators and sirens every once in a while but wove a hard time conveying is what it sme
be asking for more protection from the government. we know the calls for more security were not heeded. also important to note, though, that the cable says that the intel was unclear about whether or not there were direct threats to american interests. i just got off the phone with the republican senator lindsey graham who says he was aware after the fact of the emergency meeting in benghazi. he said this shows to him that the administration knew this storm was brewing out there and didn't do enough to stop it. he also tied it directly to the super storm sandy we have been dealing with here in the u.s. senator graham telling me, "i appreciate the president calling chris christie three or four times. where is his commitment to getting the truth on libya?" he went on to accuse president of showing half-hearted attempt to get to the bottom of the story. the charge coming on the same day that the president was in new jersey getting up close view of the devastation from sandy. >> he has sprung in to action immediately. >> warm words president bam panel never expected to get from the republican --
. good news is though the federal government had search and rescue crews on the ready in this part of new jersey before the storm even hit. they were able to get here quick. national guard was here, fema was here. they were all working with local authorities and able to do it smoothly. they stopped search and rescue efforts for tonight. they have gotten all of the elderly and handicap out of the area. they will do it if there are emergency situations. they are not sure how many people are left in the the houses. we spoke to some people who said they were going to stay regardless. they didn't feel like it was much of a threat. the high tide though comes in at midnight tonight and they are concerned about getting another four feet of water. it's receded a lot. we can show you what it looks like here. you can hear the sounds of the activity here and the generators and the sirens every once in awhile. we have a hard time conveying what it smells like. there's a lot of gasoline, a lot of sewage. you don't want to imagine what's in all this water right now. >> everybody needs to take that high
're getting richer as a nation because of rebuilding its your taking government money giving it to a contractor or whatever the case may be. that has come up. >> it will have an affect on gdp growth but not right away. probably be first or second quarter you will see a little of that but you are right. of the question is where the money coming from, is the insurance companies or taxpayer money, we don't have a sense of it but from an accounting perspective, it will bump up gdp growth a bit in the subsequent couple of quarters. connell: i wonder how much of a slowdown in the near-term we will see. tough to tell. you come to a place like midtown manhattan where we are broadcasting from ended is like any other day but a few blocks south once it gets dark you see a line, a line in the city with a tale of two cities. on the bridges you see lights on one side and darkness on the other side. up here there's commerce in midtown, people doing business, restaurants are open, people don't have power and doing this ourselves and everybody else we are here spending money, doing things, sp
of the joys they might have normally had on halloween. >> it is not like the government will sign an executive order to move it to this weekend. he joked that it might be fun to recalifornia it for election day. >> brian: last year was cancelled because of the ice storm and brought a lot of power and lights down. it is important to know that two million people are without power and it is dangerous driving conditions. you don't want them to the streets. >> steve: from wind and rain to snow. blizzard continues to several states including west virginia virge and north carolina . think it is too early to get the ice scraper out. this picture from kentucky. maria molina. it went from a hurricane to a brrrocane. it produced blizzard conditions in many states not only kentucky, but west virginia, maryland and north carolina and virginia and tennessee. one place in each state recordding 20 inches of snow. two feet in virginia and maryland. incredible to see these conditions. we had blizzard warnings in affect. they have been allowed to expire. we are seeing it come down in states of west virginia and
. >> you are speaking about the power of the individual as opposed to the power of the state or government. >> well look, i think in it's proper spot, the government is going to take care of the government. they are going to do a pretty good job and let me just say president obama has been all over this, so my hat is off to him. >> hurricanes don't create new economies. i'm saying destructive things like this can be repaired so we get back to where we were in the first place. the numbers, heck, $50 billion, $60 billion, some of that will be recouped in the 4th quarter and some in the 1st quarter. >> we were talking with peter king about that. >> well look, two things, you are talking about 0.30 of 1% of gdp. the fiscal clip and the tax and regulatory threats and barriers that is a different issue. i'm not saying that the repair of sandy is going to give us a 5% gdp which is what i want. it will get us back to par. and it will probably happen very fast. you want to break through that, sure, we have to solve all kinds of tax issues. all i want to say is, don't under estimate the american spi
of raising the protectionist flag and you're also cutting a lot of government spending. it's tough to get 4% growth. you can unleash, is that what unleashed the private sector, julian, do you think? >> 4% growth would certainly unleash -- >> can we unleash it by cutting and by, you know, starting a trade war with china? >> well, i think a trade war with china might very well in all seriousness help a lot of our industry here. >> that's an interesting take. >> the chinese are much more exporters than they are importers, and if they were hurt, i don't think that would necessarily hurt us. >> i thought they were just exporting cheap goods to help us here in this country. that's not it? >> to your point to growth, this is the most important piece of the -- >> solves a lot of things, solves the cuttings, solves everything. >> we could talk about this later if you have to go on to other folks but the policy levers to create growth are fiscal, monetary and trade and tax and regulatory. those are your policy levers. you've ticked through each one for president obama on regulatory, he has chilled gr
timeline as you mentioned as well. the government is predicting that in new york city, the economic loss alone of what i'm just reporting to you is going to be upwards of $7 billion. now, that's an early estimate. and since we don't know when things are going to be up and running again, who knows if that number is going to balloon. look at the -- look behind me. this is as it is, and there is no one doing any work to clear those streets. that's going to be a secondary priority to get -- to making sure everything else is operational in this city. one other thing i want to tell you, just the way new yorkers can be, we get a bad wrap a lot of times here, but we have a live truck operating that has a lot of power and we have neighborhood people who have come and formed to plug in and get electricity for their phones, to charge up their phones. it is a pretty good mood, despite what came through here as mayor bloomberg said the worst storm the city has ever seen, anderson. >> and a lot of parts of lower manhattan too, very spotty cell service, people aren't getting e-mails on their mobile dev
? a little bit for everybody. all right. now, okay, "new york times." a big storm requires big government. disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of big government, which is why mitt romney wants to eliminate it. at a republican primary debate last year, mr. romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. he not only agreed, he went further. mr. romney not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast east coast storm better than washington, but that companies can do an even better job. he said it was immoral for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt. many don't like the idea of free aid for poor people or think people should pay for their bad decisions, which this week includes living on the east coast. >> what do you want me to say? >> nothing. i really don't want you to say anything. >> no, i want to say something. >> okay. go ahead and say something. >> that's absolutely ridiculous. >> okay. >> i think what mitt romney is absolutely ridiculou
don't cover flooding. the federal government has at various times extended flood insurance and helped people. particularly when anyone remembers the fiasco where the federal government says, listen rich people, you can build beautiful houses again. that road where they let beautiful houses doesn't exist right now after last night and a lot of the properties that were destroyed are wealthy people. long beach island. people build homes where they shouldn't build them but counting on the federal government to bail them out again. >> flooding in homes and businesses. verizon sent out a picture of the lobby of one of their big buildings not far from here during the night of the storm. there was a foot of hudson river in there and that's a case for a lot of different things down here in downtown new york and throughout. let's not forget it wasn't just new york. new jersey perhaps hardest hit of any particular state. >> i wonder how little we know. i was watching tv. we were having helicopter problems. suddenly there is atlantic city in real life. you realize that chris christie had what we
, it really was two-fold. first of all, he wanted to pledge that the federal government would cut through red tape, cut through all the bureaucracy. he said there would be no excuses for inaction. and that federal agencies should really explore all options even leaning on the military if necessary to get the resources to where they need to get as quickly as possible. but secondly, what the president was also trying to reinforce yesterday was kind of uplifting the spirits of those hit by the storm. some of whom have lost everything saying that america is with you, america will help you get back on your feet. and he praised those who have already jumped in and taken action. >> during the darkness of the storm, i think we also saw what's brightest in america. i think all of us have honestly been shocked by the force of mother nature as we watch it on television. at the same time, we've also seen nurses at nyu hospital carrying fragile newborns to safety. we have seen incredibly brave firefighters in queens waist deep in water, battling infernos and rescuing people in boats. >> the reality is tha
. >> i told the governors if they're getting an answer no from the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> some republicans even praising the president. unbelievable. we'll show that you when we come back. later, the elbow of the day also has to do with climate change. can you guess who's getting it? t.y.t., young tucker. in a dive! here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while ther
of charges but he said the government promised him immunity for his work informing. he was arrested last year after being on the run for 16 years. his trial is set to start in march but his attorneys want it delayed until next november saying they need more time to prepare. >>> another court hearing scheduled today for the tina teen accused of attempted murder. the judge ruled that max wade will have to stand trial. wade's alleged crime spree started last year when police say he stole a chef's car and then in april he fired shots at two teens causing minor injuries. >> new this morning from los angeles, four people shot on the usc campus outside of a halloween party. what happened and whether any students were involved in this. >> reporter: let me tell you, no students were involved. they are telling us neither the suspects nor the victims were students but quite a scary situation for all of the students here on the usc campus. it was shut down. there was a campus wide alert. i will show you where it happened. if you are familiar with the usc campus this happened next to the heart of the usc
'm looking at your industry and thinking this is one of the most heavily regulated government intervened industries in the country and those two facts are not connected? >> they're not connected, because basically you cannot stop hurricane sandy from knocking down power lines. and from bringing water into the underground tunnels in new york where we have underground equipment. or creating major snowstorms out in west virginia. we've had everything but the locu locusts in this situation and we've brought in 60,000 -- 60,000 people have left their homes from as far away from california and all around the country to come east here to sit in staging areas throughout the storm to get together, to help to try and bring power back on. they're the unsung heroes. i don't know of any other industry that does that. >> what about these substations, which apparently are going to be a big problem. when can they get cleared up so the power can flow? >> that's another thing. when substation gets flooded, like anything else, the water has to be pumped out. you talked about in terms of the amtrak situatio
and the electrical system for manhattan. here in dc the frat government and most area governments are shut down for a second day in a row. metro is shut down. they will reevaluate conditions later this afternoon. every other public transportation agency is also closed. looking at the rails am tracks remains suspended. most flights have been canceled or delayed and most school systems are closed again today. for a complete list of closures associated with this storm log onto our website at wusa9.com. i'm andera rose. we begin with howard and today's forecast. >>> thanks. looking a lot better today. still cold rainfalling this morning. -- rain falling this morning. i want to show you the storm, what's left of sandy trying to mix in a little wet snow in a few of the higher elevations here. it's in the mountains of west virginia they're getting pounded. heavy rain bands out of fairfax montgomery arlington county. wrong there's snow up to our north like it's showing. there could be a wet flake mixed in. a forecast today which has a temperature down to 43 in washington a moderate to heavy rain at tim
are being told to stay home. government offices are shut down. only emergency personnel are working and what's the situation in delaware? >> we had quite a significant driving restriction and we lifted it today. we still have what we call a 11 one. no penalties for being out. you shouldn't be joyriding and you can be out if you need to be out. >> jack markell, put in perpective it's not as bad as other states nearby. >> thanks very much. >> governor chris christie, just starting to update on the situation there. >> we are with you. we have a long road ahead of us, but i have complete confidence we will come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give in to this type of devastation and we, in the government, will be here to work with you to have new jersey completely recover. i've spoken with president obama several times. last time was at midnight last night and he assured me we'd have an expedited process with fema, and get whatever assistance he needed. he moved the expedited process this morning by declaring new jersey a major disaster area. the eight coun
we can do it better to prevent it the next time. >> i think not just government officials need to learn a lot, soledad you and i were both in zone "a," the evacuation zone and everyone talked about the worst case scenario. one of the things they said was flooding. we could see the subways flood. we could see power go out here. and that's what ended up happening. next time we get these warnings people are going to listen much more closely. >> it was interesting that governor cuomo said that we should think about maybe building a levee in around parts of manhattan. i mean he said that, sounds like a pretty good idea. i know that new orleans, when this happened, that they took some -- they redid everything. >> and remember that's new orleans consistently getting hammered by hurricanes and that's not really what we experience here. last year and this year -- >> and new orleans is low -- >> when so much is at stake here. i'm not suggesting that there's more at stake in new york than anywhere else. the stock exchange, the financial district. i mean, new york, parts of new york are th
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